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Boffins Books and Cottesloe Golf Club are delighted to host Adrian Hayes as he speaks on his book One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2.
Accidental or intentional? This page-turner will have you wondering.
18 years after Good to Great came out, Jim Collins shares new insights about the flywheel principle
With Chris Ferrie’s latest your baby will be light years ahead
Just turn to page 44 and read the next few page about Krypton, and you’ll know why both you and your kids will love this book
A great survey of the problems of living in our cities, with strategies for a better future
A superb biography of an amazing Australian adventurer and photographer
This annual collation of the worlds watches is a must have for any watch lover!
A bright fun A –Z book covering the most notable and beloved mid century designers and their works.
This collection of beautiful and liveable homes are set amongst the wilderness, from mountainous views to the rugged outback.
A stunning contemporary overview of Textile Art today, very inspiring.
I enjoyed, and learned from, this story of the man behind the Jim’s franchising success story.
A collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers – including Mark Twain, Edith Wharton and more.
Will take you on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors.
Australian designers are creating some of the worlds most innovative, beautiful and sustainable gardens in the world.
A Cruise guidebook specifically for the Australian and NZ travellers.
Masterpiece. Insight into Orwell’s heroic struggle with illness as he composes his final work
Vivid depiction of alienation expressed with great detail through the eyes of a young woman coming of age in Western Australia.
A mesmerising anatomy of a woman’s journey through addiction.
A reflection on mortality. An unsettling account of a family coming to terms with the impact of climate change, disease and evolution.
Multi award winning Swedish author, Jakob Wegelius brings us an incredible adventure mystery novel, in the style of a classic detective story with a twist, the protagonist is a gorilla. A very smart, very loyal Gorilla. The book reads like a film unravelling in your head and you will find it hard to put it down as you are taken away by a story of murder, accordian repair and complex machines, a seafaring adventure with beautiful illustrations throughout. When you are done with it and find you are wanting more, pick up the graphic novel style prequel, The Legend of Sally Jones.
Before she became the Murderer's Ape, Sally Jones was a travelling and adventuring gorilla across the world, thwarting jewel thieves and finding friendship in a sad and lonely sailor. This is a highly illustrated prequel that shares the real story of this marvellous primate perfect for ages 12 and up who are looking for a mysterious, action packed adventure. It's classic style is reminisce of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book stories and great for those interested in skullduggery and intrigue!
Return to the world of The Storm Whale with another seaside story of adventure. When Noi is sent to stay with grandma, he can't imagine anything more boring than the tiny windswept island where the grass grows sideways and his grandma is always too busy doing something to play with him. That is until he finds himself on an adventure of discovery and realises there is no one better by his side.
When you don't know what to read, this book is perfect to give you a taste of everything, brought to you by the esteemed #loveOzYA group who continue to promote the message of reading for teens and especially showcase the amazing work Australian authors give us every year.
Boffins Kids will spend hours pouring over this comprehensive encyclopedia, updated to include 2018 statistics and new information previously not found in similar resources. With easy to read, bite-sized chunks of information and filled to the brim with colourful illustrations, this book will be a must have addition to any home library.
Something different for the historical fiction readers in the 12-14 age bracket with a beautifully written coming of age story set around the events of 1979 when Skylab was falling from space. A perfect perspective novel for the current generation and perhaps a memory trip for those who were there.
A look at fashion through a Queer, Black lens that will inspire you to pay more attention to the way we dress.
Another incredible read from Marchetta, the perfect cosy weekend read – and with an amazingly evocative Australian suburban setting.
The perfect read for any home birdwatcher – learn just how much these friends understand.
Abdel Sellou’s biography of con-man-turned-carer gets a new cover with the release of the Upside.
This biography of one of Australia’s premier woman artists restores her to her rightful place in our history.
Boffins Books, The Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, and the City of Perth Library are delighted to present Natasha Stott Despoja for a High Tea talk where she will speak about her new book, On Violence, and asks - why is violence against women endemic, and how do we stop it?
You know those books that feel like super quick easy reads but then you get to say, the third chapter and you just have to keep going and if you stop reading you just wander around in a daze wondering what happens? What are the characters doing? Where will they end up?
Yeah. This one.
Outside is told from a young girl named Ele’s point of view. She is in what she calls The Tower. As we read on we realize it’s a locked room and her captor, known as Him, visits once a week with a heartbreaking motive…please be warned that this is not a light book. It deals with criminal abduction, sexual abuse and social isolation. It has many triggers so be prepared if you want to tackle it. I think it’s very important to read though so please don’t be put off by the themes.
This intense thriller had me from the first page and still hasn’t let me go. After I finished it I jumped on the authors website and downloaded a short story from Zeb’s point of view and I still want more.
If you have read Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein or I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter, Outside is the book to read next. I am loving all the psychological thrillers that are starting to appear, told from the perspective of the victim in a way that makes you really feel like part of the story, the outrage at the experience and the sorrow at the loss.
Writers Week returns with a powerhouse 2019 program that makes your story a part of every story.
If you’re buying a gift for a surfer, I don’t think you can go past this new book. Russell Ord, based in Margaret River, is recognised worldwide for his surfing photography. This book is full of sensational surfing photography – many the sort of photographs that make you wonder how Russell Ord is still alive! And Anthony Pancia has teamed up with Russell to share stories about the people and the culture of surfing. A beautiful landscape format hardcover.
Travis and Jane Deane have produced the 3rd edition of their invaluable guide to mountain biking in W. A. It’s for anyone looking for some 2-wheeled adventure around W.A., and judging by how many we sell of this book, it’s the perfect guide. It’s updated to include new trails since the last edition 3 years ago. It covers all types of bike trails, so whether you’re just holidaying and want to know where to ride, or you’re really serious, you’ll find this book invaluable.
Rod Marsh is one of the legends of Australian test cricket – playing 96 tests, recording 355 dismissals, and at the heart of the Australian Test team of the 1970s and early 1980s. This is his story in his own words, with a fabulous collection of photographs, including many from his private collection.
Following on from last year’s bestselling book, The Doctor’s In: Memorable Moments at the WACA Ground, Churchill Press have produced a companion book. It covers each day of the WACA Ground’s final men’s Ashes Test, with superb photographs and great commentary from Ken Casellas. The men’s and women’s last Big Bash matches at the WACA are also covered, with great stories and images. This is a lovely hardcover, a great gift for any cricketing fan, full of WACA statistics, and closes the final chapter on cricket at the WACA.
Boffins Books is proud to host an unmissable evening with Perth Festival Writers Week curator William Yeoman as he discusses the powerhouse 2019 Writers Week program.
Cato Kwong is back in Fremantle and seconded to major crime when a series of murders of homeless people escalates. The local setting adds to the thrill of reading this book. The plot is complicated by journalist Norman Lip’s online flirting with the killer. As the murders tally up, so do the false leads and dead ends. Cato is on a race against time to stop this killer in their tracks before they make a deadly move on his own family. As ever, Alan Carter has a tight but twisting plot that keeps you enthralled, and the social issues in the background – homelessness, blended families, online dating to name a few – make it an even more rewarding read.
If you want a gift for a fantasy reader, or a Game of Thrones fan, then this is perfect. Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, FIRE AND BLOOD is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever. If you want to know what were Maegor the Cruel's worst crimes, or what it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies, this book will tell all. It’s a lovely hardcover edition, with eighty odd all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
Frank Wynne has selected 100 of the best short stories from around the world for this 900 page tome. He calls it “a rattle-bag of stories, with the clank and clatter of things found, scavenged, unearthed and retrieved, all jostling between the covers, clamouring for attention”. It’s an exciting and brilliantly varied collection – Pushkin, Flaubert, Tolstoy, de Maupassant, Chekhov and Kafka are all there of course. But you’ll also find great voices from world literature that you may not be familiar with – Shusaku Endo, Herta Muller, Xi Xi to name a few among the hundred authors represented here. From Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan, by way of China and Brazil, and all over the face of the globe – you’ll experience some of the best writing in the world. This is a wonderful gift, if you can bear not to keep it yourself, in a wonderful hardcover gift edition.
Recently I was asked to recommend a book for someone who likes cryptic crosswords. Not a book about cryptics as such, but one that would appeal to someone who does them. Transcription was my suggestion. It is full of misleading characters and events and is equal parts playful and serious. The novel’s central character, Juliet Armstrong, fearing the consequences of her past life as a spy, sets out to investigate a spate of mysterious coincidences. Juliet is a great character, a mix of detachment and sly observations. Atkinson toys with words and ideas and saves the biggest, deepest puzzle for the very end.